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Mitochondrial phylogenomics of Hemiptera reveals adaptive innovations driving the diversification of true bugs
  • Hu Li, J. Leavengood, +6 authors W. Cai
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 6 September 2017
The phylogeny and evolutionary history of Hemiptera is elucidated and Ancestral character state reconstruction and divergence time estimation suggest that the success of true bugs (Heteroptera) is probably due to angiosperm coevolution, but key adaptive innovations facilitated multiple independent shifts among diverse feeding habits and multiple independent colonizations of aquatic habitats. Expand
Compositional heterogeneity in true bug mitochondrial phylogenomics.
This study shows the power of the site-heterogeneous mixture models for resolving phylogenetic relationships with Heteroptera and provides one more case showing that model adequacy is critical for accurate tree reconstruction in mitochondrial phylogenomics. Expand
Capturing the Phylogeny of Holometabola with Mitochondrial Genome Data and Bayesian Site-Heterogeneous Mixture Models
This study assembled the richest taxon sampling of Holometabola to date, and analyzed both nucleotide and amino acid data sets using several methods, finding the standard Bayesian inference and maximum-likelihood analyses were strongly affected by systematic biases, but the site-heterogeneous mixture model implemented in PhyloBayes avoided the false grouping of unrelated taxa exhibiting similar base composition and accelerated evolutionary rate. Expand
Higher-level phylogeny of paraneopteran insects inferred from mitochondrial genome sequences
Mitochondrial (mt) genome data have been proven to be informative for animal phylogenetic studies but may also suffer from systematic errors, due to the effects of accelerated substitution rate andExpand
Duplication and Remolding of tRNA Genes in the Mitochondrial Genome of Reduvius tenebrosus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)
  • Pei Jiang, Hu Li, +4 authors W. Cai
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal of molecular sciences
  • 1 June 2016
This study explores the duplication and rearrangement of tRNA genes in the mt genome of Reduvius tenebrosus, the first mt genome from the subfamily Reduviinae and finds several pseudo genes, such as pseudo-trnI, pseudo-CR, and pseudo-ND2, in the hotspot region of gene rearrangements, providing evidence that this novel gene order could be explained by the tandem duplication/random loss (TDRL) model. Expand
Population genetic structure and post-LGM expansion of the plant bug Nesidiocoris tenuis (Hemiptera: Miridae) in China
Both the neutrality tests and mismatch distributions revealed the occurrence of historical population expansion and Bayesian skyline plot analyses with two different substitution rates indicated that N. tenuis might follow the post-LGM expansion pattern for temperate species. Expand